Search Process and Timeline
Search Process and Timeline
Search Process and Timeline

The selection of the deans will be done in accordance with the guidelines as outlined in section 2.8 of the University’s Faculty Manual which states: “When a vacancy arises and there is a need to select a Dean for a school or college, a search committee shall be appointed by the Provost, the majority of whose members shall be selected from a slate of the tenured faculty elected from within the affected school or college. The remainder of the committee shall be determined by the Provost and shall represent students, alumni, and community practitioners from the affected discipline, and at least one tenured faculty member from outside the affected school or college.

The search committees will assist the Provost in the process of selecting a finalist for each dean position. Preliminary screening and first round of interviews March – April 2017. Finalist will be invited to the campus for interviews May 2017. Once finalists are selected and submitted to the Provost, recommendations will be made to the President by the Provost. Pursuant to Board of Regents Policy, section 61.10, the President will submit the selected finalists for approval by the Board of Regents.

To ensure that all six (6) deans are in place for the Fall 2017 academic year, the following timeline has been established for hiring:

November – December 2016
  • Formation of search committees
January – February 2017
  • Announcement of openings
  • Meetings with search committees to issue their charge of responsibility in the search process
March – April 2017
  • Screen potential candidates
  • Begin preliminary interviews
  • Present candidates
  • Prepare search committees for first round of interviews
May 2017
  • Finalist interviews taking place on campus
  • Finalists named
June 2017
  • President submits finalist recommendations to Board of Regents for approval